Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation-NJ
Nurses are role models, educators, and advocates for health and healthy living, and in 2018 we will focus on the importance of self-care for nurses. To help the Garden State’s 125,000 registered nurses become their healthiest, NJSNA is excited to continue its partnership with the American Nurses Association (ANA) for the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN).
ANA’s HNHN is a sweeping social movement to increase the health of the United States’ 3.6 million RNs, thereby impacting and improving the health of the nation. HNHN focuses on five fundamental indicators of wellness: rest, nutrition, activity, quality of life, and safety. It also includes the continuation of #FitNurseFriday. Check out the PowerPoint for tips!
THE YEAR OF THE HEALTHY NURSE continues in New Jersey for 2018.
Do you want to eat healthier, be more active, get better sleep, and have more joy? This is your year! NJSNA will continue with the “Year of the Healthy Nurse in recognition of the impact that increased nurse health, safety, and wellness has on patient outcomes, quality of care, and overall nurse satisfaction and quality of life,” The ANA 2016 Health Risk Appraisal shows alarming trends for registered nurses (RNs) and nursing students:
- An average BMI of 27.6 (overweight)
- 12% have nodded off while driving in the past month
- Only 16% eat the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables
- Less than half perform the recommended quantity and time of muscle-strengthening exercises (ICG & ANA, 2016)
Thus, the goal of Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation – New Jersey (HNHN-NJ) is to improve the Quality of Life: Mind, Body and Spirit of New Jersey nurses. So join HNHN-NJ by taking the pledge:
Throughout 2018, I pledge to participate in the Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation – NJ (HNHN-NJ) initiative by doing the following:
- Making one specific goal to improve my Quality of Life: Mind, Body and Spirit
- Reading the HNHN-NJ emails
NJ Nurses, post photos of yourself taking Healthy Actions. Post your HEALTHY NURSE photos on Facebook and Twitter. Join our Facebook group for support and help your fellow nurses achieve their health goals. Use hashtags #NJnurses #FitNurseFriday #HealthyNurse in you social media postings.
To join Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation: PLEASE DOWNLOAD DIRECTIONS HERE
To learn more about the national initiative, visit http://www.healthynursehealthynation.org/